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We provide a platform for dynamic advocates to fuel social change, leading the way for a just, fair, and decent society. By incubating the next generation of advocates, we ensure a better future for vulnerable communities.

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‘I have a mortgage to pay’: Sex workers banned from small-business loans under CARES Act due to ‘prurient sexual nature’

Market Watch

“Sex workers are heavily affected by measures such as social distancing and business shutdowns because they simply cannot go to their workplaces anymore, and are seeing a sharp decrease in their clients. Unlike employees from ‘mainstream’ businesses, many sex workers are not eligible for unemployment benefits,” says Lynn Liu, the development and communications associate at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City.

UJC’s Website Wins Webby Award!

The Webby Awards

We're delighted to announce that our new website won a coveted People's Choice Webby Award.  Check out this 5 word speech from our designers at Superunion.

City Must Include Street Vendors in Any Outdoor Dining Push

Streets Blog NYC

Street vendors, who for decades have fought official harassment for the right to operate their businesses, must play a central role in any city effort to extend street and sidewalk dining. It’s simply a matter of equity.

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– Cory Booker, US Senator, 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Candidate, and former UJC staff member

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The health and wellbeing of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance. While we deal with the effects of the coronavirus, our office will be closed. Our staff continues to work to serve our clients and communities, and can be contacted by email. Find out more information (including how to make face masks) here. Ok